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Forest Preserves of Winnebago County


There are 43 individual forest preserves for the purpose of protecting the natural beauty of Winnebago County, as well as for education and recreation. The forest preserves provide over 10,300 acres of protected land for the use and enjoyment of the general public. Lush woods, picturesque streams, dramatic cliffs and dells, unspoiled prairies and native wildlife are treasures to be enjoyed by residents and visitors of all ages.

Hiking, camping, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, bird watching, golf and cross-country skiing are recreational activities available at sites throughout the county. Check out the events calendar on our website to find out about dozens of opportunities to celebrate and learn about nature and outdoor recreation. Reserve campsites and tee times on-line.

  • Hours: Administration Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Attraction Amenities
  • Handicap Accessibility:
  • Parking - Free:
  • Accepts Major Credit Cards:
Rates & Reservations
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